The U.S. Senate houses much of the nation's political "aristocracy." Senators have great power and visibility, much more concentrated than in the House of Representatives, where members represent less than a quarter of the people that a Senator does. The Senate also confirms key judicial positions, treaties, makes laws with the House and can even remove a President after the House impeaches one.
The Senate has been mostly under control of the Democrats since WWII. The Democrat supermajority over several years enabled them to ram through Obamacare and much else very damaging legislation and appointments, including Sotomayer, Kagan, Geithner and more, although RINO's assisted with that.
The 2010 election greatly reduced that Democrat majority, which may be eliminated, if the oposition plays its cards right in 2012. However, it would be a very hollow victory if RINO's are put in place of Democrats.
Although this forum discussion is for the California race, key strategic races in other states are equally important and more likely to be won by candidates with priorities closer to Tea party interests.
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I'm U.S. Senator Jim DeMint and I'm writing to you today as Chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
Thanks to the support of thousands of Redstate readers Americans like you, the Senate Conservatives Fund was the #1 leadership PAC in the 2010 elections, raising more than $9.2 million to help elect conservative candidates to the U.S. Senate.
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After Republicans were routed in the 2006 election, I tried to convince my Senate colleagues to make changes to ensure fiscal responsibility within the party. They didn't listen. I tried again in 2008, after Republicans lost even more seats and Barack Obama was elected President. One high-ranking official bluntly told me, "Jim, you can't change the Senate."
That was one of the lowest points of my political career. I was demoralized and felt utterly alone. But, I wasn't. I soon found out there were millions of Americans who were fed up and frustrated with Washington just like me.
So, I decided to change the Senate by working with you to change the people we send to the Senate.
If we had not gotten involved in the Republican primary process last year, we'd have Senator Charlie Crist from Florida instead of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania instead of Senator Pat Toomey, and Senator Bob Bennett from Utah instead of Senator Mike Lee. We even have a Tea Party Caucus in the Senate now, led by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul!
Of course, there's much more to the story than that. In my new book, The Great American Awakening, I chronicle the two years from the 2008 presidential election through the midterms of 2010 from my perspective as an outsider working inside Washington.
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During that time, it felt like I was living in two different worlds. In Washington, trillion-dollar bills whizzed through the House and Senate and to the president's desk with little consideration or concern. But outside Washington people were taking to the streets to protest.
Patriotic Americans who adopted the cause of freedom were demonized by the media and the Democrat machine, but you never backed down. And, every day I am thankful you didn't.
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Jon Bruning for Senate- Instead of Nelson
I’ve just learned that the Tea Party Express has endorsed my campaign for the United States Senate!
This guy is a very destructive RINO, who has backed a lot of appointments and bills contrary to our interests. For example, do you like Kagan and Sotomayer in SCOTUS? Well, if it was not for Graham, they would not be there!\ua
Even if you don't live in SC, you can help get him out via political contributions, blogging, calling. His term expires next year. The place to get him is in the primary. If Jim DeMint backs someone else in the primary. contribute to the Senate Conservatives Fund to help us be rid of Graham.\ua
2012 California Senatorial Candidates.
In addition to Democrat Diane Feinstein, we have heard that Republicans Michael Reagan, radio talk show host and son of the Gipper, and Orly Taitz, known for her legal activities to unseat Obama, are considering runs. Don't know the plans of 2010 candidates Carly Fiorina, Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore.
We have also heard that Steve Poizner, Darryl Issa and James Rogan may give it a try.
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Two Senatorial Candidates Robert Lauten and Orly Taitz
Robert Lauten, a committed American activist who is not a "Party" animal, but a "Patriot" animal who works tirelessly on issues and/or on behalf of candidates who uphold our Constitutional rights.
He was a registered Republican for most of his 66 years, in the early 1990's (in order to learn more about the Democratic Party), he served one year as a member of the Democratic Central Commitee. He left in disgust and registered with the American Independent Party (AIP).
In an effort to get GOP Rep. David Dreier to enforce our Immigration laws, he worked on Dem. Cynthia Matthew's "Fire Dreier" campaign (spearheaded by KFI John & Ken show).
Although she did not win, Dreier "got the message" and now supports more immigration laws.
In 2008, he was the only AIP candidate in CA running for Congress. In 2010, he was the AIP candidate for CA State Treasurer. In 2011, he re-registered Republican and is now running for the U.S. Senate as the only candidate to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act (H.R. 1489) which would have prevented the "housing collapse" nationwide and will protect homeowners in the future from this disaster recurring, their homes foreclosed, and many now homeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Orly Taitz, a dedicated American patriot, born and raised in the Communist Soviet Union, is a candidate who knows first hand the bleakness of the totalitarian regime and deprivation that we would experience should we lose our Constitutional rights.
She holds two doctorate degrees - Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Jurisprudence - and she is president of Defend Our Freedoms Foundation and editor of her own blog, OrlyTaitzEsq.com, where she writes prolifically on the issues of Constitutional law, politics, economy, and Constitutional education of our youth.
When Mr. Obama became the U.S. President, she became deeply concerned by the fact that he refused to present any of his original vital records (including proof he was a natural born U.S. citizen - as required by our Constitution), his use of social security numbers of deceased individuals, etc.
She embarked on a pro bono (her personal expense) mission to bring this to light and have it heard on its merits. [Re the recent hearing on this issue, the Judge's ruling will be discussed at the meeting].
Mark your calendar, plan to attend this exciting meeting! Meet and greet not only one, but two courageous candidates challenging the anti-American "bought & paid for" U.S. Senator DIANE FEINSTEIN ....
PLACE: Women's Club -
9501 Chapman Avenue at Gilbert Garden Grove
DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
ADMISSION: Free (Members) -- Non-members: $5.00 FREE Parking -
Delicious Refreshments -
See you there...
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