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What you can do to make sure Dr. Milton Wolf is elected Kansas Senator !


At many of our monthly meetings we ask what we can do to preserve our freedoms and stop the growing power of government.  As citizens we need to elect conservative candidates and here’s an event in which you can help.   

~Phone Bank Evening 

~Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm

~Ramada Convention Center, Endeavor 1A 

~Bring your cell phone.

~Call only Republican voters.  Lists will be available.   

~A script will be provided.  

~Your participation will help get Dr. Wolf elected to the United States Senate and save our republic.  

Hope you show up and thank you for being a Wolf Pack Patriot. 


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The Republican establishment has declared war on conservatives and vowed to defeat them in every primary in 2014. 

This is the biggest issue we as Tea Party  have - a party for whom we've worked and won elections, sacrificed and given millions of dollars to ensure their remaining in power, only to be targeted by establishment Republican leaders. 

 

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last week in declaring war on conservatives.

 

John Boehner called conservatives "ridiculous" for opposing the budget agreement that increases spending, raises taxes, and funds Obamacare while Mitch McConnell previously called us stupid "traitors" who should be locked in a bar and "punched in the nose."


These Republican leaders are attacking conservatives because they don't like it when the grassroots hold them accountable.   


Unfortunately, their attacks go beyond words. A top conservative aide in the House was fired last week for opposing John Boehner's budget and Mitch McConnell has blacklisted political firms that work for conservatives. 

 

What these leaders are doing to conservatives is no different from what the IRS got caught doing to them this summer. They're using their power to discriminate against people they see as a political threat.

 

Throw the bums out. 

There's no question anymore about where the Republican leadership stands. They hold the grassroots in contempt and are working to destroy it. 


Will we let them remain in office and continue to help the Democrats enact their liberal agenda, or will we fight back and replace establishment Republicans with true conservatives in the 2014 primary elections?

 

The moderate Republican establishment has decided what they're going to do.  


Their strategic communications adviser for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) said their goal is to defeat conservatives in "every primary" next year. Every primary.

 

Their focus isn't on electing a Republican majority. Instead, their top goal is to defeat conservatives because they don't want more people like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) to be elected.

 

We can't let them win the 2014 primaries. If we do, we will have more debt, higher taxes, and Obamacare will never be repealed. These Republicans have been in Washington too long and they're no longer willing to fight for our principles. They're hostile to the people who elected them.

 

Support Conservatives.

 

Fortunately, we have a choice. We can work together to promote the most promising conservative candidates in the country.  To help you, we have identified five outstanding U.S. Senate candidates who will stand up to the big spenders in both parties.

Matt Bevin (R-KY)

Chris McDaniel (R-MS)

Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Rob Maness (R-LA)

Milton Wolf (R-KS)

These are full spectrum conservatives who understand that the oath of a senator is to "support and defend" the Constitution of the United States.  

 

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Tea Party Leader filing ethics complaint against United States Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Note:  Catherine Engelbrecht founded "True the Vote" and has been a guest speaker at the Patriot Freedom Alliance.




   Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of election integrity group True The Vote and Tea Party group King Street Patriots, alleges Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demanded information from her group in a similar manner to the IRS, according to her testimony. “Hours after sending letters, he would appear on cable news and publicly defame me and my organization,” Engelbrecht said. 

   The Tea Party leader is filing a formal ethics complaint against Cummings with the Office of Congressional Ethics, a panel of outside advisers who review allegations and refer those they consider to have merit to the official House Ethics Committee. 

   Engelbrecht is one of several witnesses testifying at an oversight subcommittee hearing on the IRS scandal on Thursday. The committee’s subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs will be holding a hearing titled: “The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing?”

   In her opening statement, published on the committee’s website late Wednesday, Engelbrecht offers the painstaking details of how the IRS and administration as a whole targeted her, noting “my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations, and family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies.”

   Engelbrecht said she is disgusted with Cummings’ behavior, and that Cummings was engaged in activity that “misrepresent[s] this governing body in an effort to demonize and intimidate citizens.”

“Such tactics are unacceptable,” Engelbrecht wrote in her prepared testimony. “It is for these reasons that immediately after this hearing I am filing a formal complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics and asking for a full investigation.”

   Earlier in her testimony, Engelbrecht lumped Cummings’ actions in with those of the administration, writing that after she filed IRS papers to create her groups, “an assortment of federal entities – including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings – came knocking at my door.”

   It is highly unusual for a witness at a hearing to announce she is filing a formal ethics complaint against the ranking member of the committee holding it. Cummings' office did not respond to a request for comment sent late Wednesday. 

   Cummings has been a Democratic thorn in the side of oversight efforts of full committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other committee Republicans on the IRS scandal since he ascended to the top Democratic slot on the committee in 2010. 

   Cummings released sensitive investigation documents this past summer, including a redacted transcript of an interview committee investigators conducted with IRS employee John Shafer. Cummings did so, according to an NPR story on the matter, because he said the transcript “debunks conspiracy theories about how the IRS first started reviewing these cases.”

   But Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said in response to that renegade Cummings action that it “will severely undermine the Oversight Committee’s ability to gain the full truth of what has transpired at the IRS.”

   “Since he called for an end to this investigation, we have learned that IRS officials in Washington had been more involved in the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups than we initially were lead to believe,” Turner said then. “This maneuver will do nothing more than obstruct the Committee’s investigation. It’s clear that Ranking Member Cummings is concerned only with ending a highly embarrassing and troubling investigation before we learn the full truth of who was responsible and why.”

   On the Benghazi scandal, Cummings outed a trip Issa was taking to Libya--something Issa’s office feared could have put the chairman in danger as terror threats were being made against Issa’s life at the time by a Libyan national.

   Testifying along with Engelbrecht at Thursday’s IRS hearing will be American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) chief counsel Jay Sekulow, Alabama’s Wetumpka Tea Party president Becky Gerritson and lawyer Cleta Mitchell of Foley & Lardner LLP. Barbara Bosserman of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is invited to testify, according to the House Oversight Committee’s website but has not confirmed. 


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Senate Filibuster Rule is Removed 

Today’s events in the United States Senate strongly support action against this lawless and “above it all elected-senators.”


Today’s change in the filibuster rule (i.e., the Nuclear Option) by the senate-controlled democrat party bodes very poorly for the country and constitutional governance. Let me explain:


The rule change today fundamentally states that the democrats have effectively said that minority opinion in our system of government is gone under certain considerations. Specifically, the Republicans have blocked a number of leftist judge appointments and the new rule means that judgeships will now pass by a senatorial simple majority rather than the Constitutionally-mandated 60 votes.


In 1789, the Founding Fathers enacted two distinct rule-making methods; by having a senate 60-member vote to pass and ensuring that minority groups in the senate would have their voices heard. With the House it is a simple majority. The former senate option for judgeships is now gone. And remember that the current administration wants to pack all courts with left-leaning ideologues.


Frankly, I was shocked at the announcement today. Why—not so much about judges (although judges should not be chosen how they are—too much input from “lawyers”), but by virtue of any other similarly held vote in the democratic-held senate on any measure that can be brought into law by a “simple majority.”


Read into that last statement: Immigration reform, Gun legislation / confiscation, Obamacare (the action today is also said to be to take the attention off Obama-care), Agenda 21, Education (Common Core et al), EPA, Race issues, youth crime and a host of other issues. Add your own, the list is nearly limitless.


We can fully expect that the president will sign senate-initiated legislation (as he has done with certain illegal spending bills) and leave the Republican-controlled US House totally out of the picture. This is neither good of America nor worthy of a Nation built on “rules of law.”


Chuck Sankey November 21, 2013 


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NEXT TEA PARTY MEETING  

Tuesday August 5, 2014
Program:  “BLUE VS GREEN”  part 2
from  Alarmism to Absurdity
One of the most prominent idea of our time today is the Green Movement, which says that the Earth is threatened by the activity, even the existence, of mankind, and that the noble response is to restrict our freedoms in order to save the planet.  A 30 minute video documentary will be presented followed by an open forum for discussion.  If you want to know more right now . . . 
6:15pm social time 
6:45pm PFA business 
7:00pm Program   
Ramada Convention Center Hutchinson, KS

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If you think that Senator Pat Roberts is just another Washington insider, then read this article why you should consider Dr. Milton Wolf.

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Common Care will change education and it won't be better.  George Will and Juan Williams discuss it.  

Conservative pundit George Will delivered a fierce attack on Common Core last night, characterizing the educational standards as a way for progressives to further promote their political views.

“This is a thin end of an enormous wedge of federal power that will be wielded for the constant progressive purpose of concentrating power in Washington so that it can impose continental solutions to problems nationwide,” Will said on Fox News’ “Special Report.”

He also warned Americans that the federal standards posed a significant threat to local autonomy.

“The advocates of the Common Core say, if you like local control of your schools, you can keep it, period. If you like your local curriculum you can keep it, period, and people don’t believe them for very good reasons,” Will remarked.


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 Two re-election campaigns will reveal how red Kansas is


January 11

BY DAVE HELLING

The Kansas City Star editorial


Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback, both Republicans, are seeking re-election this year in competitive races. But Roberts has moved his campaign message sharply right, while Brownback is on the verge of tacking to the center.


Both longtime Kansas Republicans are seeking re-election this year: Roberts to the U.S. Senate, Brownback to the governor’s mansion.


But Roberts — long perceived the more moderate of the two — moved his campaign message sharply right in recent months. That puts him on Brownback’s turf, using language familiar to any tea party conservative.


Brownback, by contrast, faces a well-financed Democrat who leads in at least one early poll. That may mean a tack to the center for the governor, a longtime favorite of the party’s social and fiscal conservatives.


Two veteran Republicans. One bright-red state. Two very different statewide campaigns.


The incumbents remain strong favorites, but neither is a sure thing.


“Both … races are more competitive, and thus more interesting, than we would have thought a year ago,” said Washburn University political science professor Bob Beatty in an email.


Roberts’ primary opponent is Milton Wolf, a physician, tea party acolyte and political rookie. Brownback’s general election foe is Kansas Rep. Paul Davis, a relative unknown who has nonetheless raised $1 million for the race.


“Davis has put together a strong campaign early on,” Beatty said. “As for Milt Wolf, he already seems to be forcing Roberts to pay attention to him.”


Roberts’ supporters scoff at the possibility that he faces any real pressure.


Yet insurgent tea party candidates have trailed in other states, only to win on primary day by motivating like-minded conservatives to vote — and convincing centrists to stay home.


In March 2012, Richard Mourdock trailed Sen. Richard Lugar by six points in Indiana. Two months later, on primary day, Mourdock beat Lugar by 20 points.


Todd Akin was considered in third place among three Senate candidates, all non-incumbents, in the Missouri GOP primary in 2012. But he won the nomination easily by turning out conservatives in rural southeast Missouri and the St. Louis region.


Both races turned partly on unique circumstances, experts caution. But they also show the possibility of successful insurgent candidacies in the GOP.


There has been no public polling in the Kansas Senate primary race this year. In February 2013, though, before Wolf announced his candidacy, Public Policy Polling surveyed the state’s voters and said Roberts might be vulnerable.


“Just 42 percent of Republicans say they would vote to renominate (Roberts), while 34 percent say they would prefer someone ‘more conservative,’ ” it said. “Those are pretty uninspiring numbers if a more fiery candidate wanted to challenge him from the right.”


Wolf, who has picked up some financial support from out-of-state conservative activist groups, would likely fit that category.


“We have very specific reasons why Dr. Wolf is challenging Sen. Roberts,” said Ben Hartman, Wolf’s campaign manager. “(Roberts has) never been held to account. We feel very strongly he should answer for his votes.”


Roberts has responded by seeking the endorsements of well-known conservatives — former House speaker Newt Gingrich, for example, along with the party establishment in Kansas — and by turning up his own tea party talk and casting more conservative votes.


In 2009, Roberts endorsed Kathleen Sebelius’ Cabinet nomination. In 2013, he called on her to quit.


In 2012, he voted against a treaty — endorsed by Bob Dole of Kansas — designed to protect the rights of the disabled.


By contrast, Roberts earned only a 68 rating from the American Conservative Union for votes he cast in 1997, the first year he served in the Senate. Brownback scored a perfect 100 that year.


In 1998, in a speech to Kansas Republicans, Roberts decried “fringe” politicians.


Republicans, he said then, “did not win by limiting our membership and our appeal to a narrow agenda or a special purpose. … We won because our solid philosophy and our common-sense agenda appealed to a broad spectrum.”


Despite the apparent shift, Roberts campaign manager Leroy Towns denied any real change in the candidate’s governing approach.


“He is a conservative. He is a strong conservative,” Towns said. “He’ll always run on a message of conservative Republicanism.”


Divisive, ideological primaries have hurt Republicans in some states, forcing them into rhetoric that is tough to shake in a general election. Both Akin and Mourdock lost to strong general election opponents.


Democrats are counting on that trend to continue.


“Tea party contests continue to be a problem for them,” Justin Barasky, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told McClatchy Newspapers.


In Kansas, it isn’t clear if any prominent Democrat will even run for the Senate, which Republicans have held for almost a century. That means the winner of the August GOP primary — Roberts or Wolf — will be the overwhelming favorite in November.


That gives both men the opportunity to fashion a solidly conservative message, a license both men have already started to use.


Sam Brownback’s re-election message may be more complex, and quite different.


Opponent Paul Davis, currently a Democratic state representative from Lawrence, said last week he has raised more than $1 million. Beatty called that “very, very impressive” in a relatively cheap media state.


On Friday, Brownback's campaign reported raising $1.6 million in 2013. The figure includes a $500,000 loan on the last day of the year from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.


Davis has also added Jill Docking to the ticket, establishing a connection with a once famous political name. Last week he picked up endorsements from a handful of moderate Kansas Republicans, including former Kansas House speaker Wendell Lady.


A recent Survey USA poll — sharply disputed by Brownback supporters — showed Davis with a slight lead.


“We’re going to be entering this year talking about moderate solutions to Kansas issues,” said Davis campaign manager Adam Harris.


Brownback supporters profess little concern about the challenge, noting his long string of victories at the polls.


“Sam Brownback stands for Kansas solutions, and that’s right where the people of Kansas are,” said campaign adviser David Kensinger in an email.


Some Democrats and independents, though, say Davis’ early strength may force Brownback to campaign on a more centrist message. The governor recently called for state-funded full-day kindergarten in Kansas, despite its additional cost. A spokeswoman said in an email that Brownback “is still considering whether or not to expand Medicaid” despite the strong opposition of most conservatives to the idea.


And some of those conservatives say Brownback risks a low GOP general election turnout if he moves too far to the center, alienating the party’s core voters.


Instead, they expect Brownback to campaign on the 2013 tax cuts that were the centerpiece of his first term. A tax-cut-centered campaign, some say, would put Davis in a tough spot in a taxphobic state like Kansas.


“It’s all about taxes,” said Wichita State University political science professor Kenneth Ciboski. “The Davis-Docking people are going to have to come out and tell us what they’re going to do about revenues. Do they want to restore the cuts that Brownback made?


“History’s on Brownback’s side.”


The two-message outlook in Republican Kansas is unusual, but not unique.


It’s driven, political scientists say, by the increasing prominence of activists and ideological purists in primary elections, where Roberts and Wolf will engage. Primary elections are determined by energy, a focused message and turnout.


General election voters, on the other hand, are more drawn to compromise and consensus in the center. That’s where Brownback and Davis are expected to campaign.


Other states, facing similar divergent choices, have routinely split their verdict. In 2010, Wisconsin voters elected conservative Republican Scott Walker as governor, then picked liberal Democrat Tammy Baldwin for the Senate in 2012.


Such a split verdict is possible, experts say, partly because voters judge governors and senators differently. Governors are concerned with schools and roads. Senators are about homeland security and Obamacare.


But it happens in purely federal elections too. Iowans have routinely sent conservative Chuck Grassley and liberal Tom Harkin to the Senate. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, rarely votes with Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican.


Bright red Kansas is unaccustomed to a wide range of electoral choices. For decades, the state’s candidates — including Roberts and Brownback, but also Bob Dole, Nancy Kassebaum, Bill Graves and Kathleen Sebelius — have come from different parties but have largely occupied the broad center of the political spectrum.


This year, though, Roberts has already been forced closer to the edge. And Brownback is deciding where he wants to be.


History will also be on the mind of Brownback this year, and Roberts. The two will almost certainly share a spot on the ballot for the last time — Brownback can’t run for governor again, has already been a senator and may not want the job again, and Roberts will be 78 years old this Election Day.


And for all the contrast in their political styles, this year and in previous campaigns, their voting records are actually quite similar.


Voters who know those records, though, are likely to be surprised at how different the two candidates will seem in the coming campaign.


Maybe start this section here: The two Kansas Republicans may offer further proof this year that, if needed, even seemingly mainstream politicians have been forced to pick sides in an ever more polarized government.


It’s up to voters to figure out which view more closely fits their own.


“The only way to measure this,” said Ronnie Metsker, Johnson County GOP chairman, “is to have an election. Then we’ll know.”


 Read the editorial in The Kansas City Star


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