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Pledge of Allegiance – What it Really Means

First presented by Red Skelton on CBS Television on January 14, 1969. We all need to stop and think what it means rather than going through the motions, repeating words that have become meaningless. Click here to download and play the video, or go to YouTube and play it through their site.

Health Care Forum Report

We had a great turnout at the Firehouse on September 16th. Our distinguished panel taught us all a few things and made us think. That was our goal. The crowd was larger than anticipated, so, if you were not able to get one of the prepared handouts, you can download it here in PDF format (it's a large file–5 MB). Take a look at our Photo Album, as well, thanks to Karena Dixon.

EDITORIAL: Obama is a 'liar' on abortion

"A vote for Mr. Obama is, in effect, a vote that permits the disproportionate elimination of blacks in America."

Senator Obama's Four Tax Increases for People Earning Under $250,000

"Senator Obama has already promised to raise taxes, and we can believe him. However, while making that promise, he's also lied, in at least four significant ways, about who will pay those taxes."
 
THOMAS: Obama's smoking audio

"The October surprise may turn out to be a seven-year-old interview with Barack Obama in which he strongly suggests that the U.S. Constitution is an impediment to his desire to redistribute the nation's wealth."
BARONE: New, New Deal no better than old

"The impulse to social engineering is unmistakable. Government officials will allocate resources, redistribute income and ration good and services. Use government stakes in banks, insurance companies and Detroit auto manufacturers to maintain the position of those already in place, at the cost of preventing the emergence of new enterprises that might have been spawned by the capital being allocated. "
Back to a Big-Tent GOP?

"Just as important, the party could again open its arms to those who should, naturally, gravitate to the GOP. Today's ballooning Hispanic community is socially conservative, the sort of up-and-comers who would appreciate lower taxes, more opportunity. America's YouTube generation is naturally entrepreneurial, and doesn't like anyone telling them what to do. If Republicans could tap into these sentiments, they'd widen the tent."

The Election Choice: Taxes

"Mr. Obama is proposing to use the tax code to substantially redistribute income -- raising tax rates on a minority of taxpayers to finance tax credits and direct income supplements to millions of others. How much revenue his higher rates would raise depends on how much less those high-earners would work, or how much they would change their practices to shelter their income from those higher rates. By contrast, Mr. McCain is proposing some kind of tax reduction for most Americans who pay taxes. He says he would finance those cuts by reducing the rate of growth in federal spending. "

Tested and Tried

"The most pernicious result of the Vienna summit, however, is that the weak impression made by Mr. Kennedy most probably emboldened Mr. Khrushchev to install offensive missiles in Cuba in 1962, thus bringing the world to the brink of a thermonuclear war."

KRAUTHAMMER: McCain for President

"Today's economic crisis, like every other in our history, will in time pass. But the barbarians will still be at the gates. Whom do you want on the parapet? I'm for the guy who can tell the lion from the lamb. "

Would the Last Honest Reporter Turn on the Lights?

"If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate. Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means. That's how trust is earned."

Gilchrest and Kratovil Both Voted for O'Malley

"Frank Kratovil has made clear whom he will represent in Congress stating, "I want to be an ally of the Governor (Martin O'Malley) in Washington." (Star Democrat, 6/7/2007)"

Maryland House Republicans Respond to O'Malley Budget Cuts

“Both during the special session and the 2008 regular legislative session, we continued to remind the administration and the Democratic leadership that increasing taxes and spending at a time when the economy was headed into a downturn was irresponsible and reckless. By disregarding our advice, they have created the situation that makes these cuts necessary. They cannot simply blame the national economic downturn.”

In Defense of "The Rich"

"So let's sum up. The 'compassionate' liberals - at least based on charitable giving - show less compassion than 'hardhearted' conservatives. The rich pay more in income taxes than people think. Voters, clueless about the facts, want the rich to pay still more."

Barack Obama: Rhetoric vs. Record

"There's a big difference between what he says and does."

CARTER and MILLER: Fairy-tale candidate

"Once upon a time and far, far away from mainstream America, lived a U.S. senator named Barack Obama. Mr. Obama had a gift, a truly wondrous gift. He could spin troublesome facts into political gold. And perhaps, with enough spinning, he could even spin himself into the White House."

Military Times poll: Troops backing McCain

"McCain, R-Ariz., handily defeated Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 68 percent to 23 percent in a voluntary survey of 4,293 active-duty, National Guard and reserve subscribers and former subscribers to Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times." Click here for demographic breakdown.

Obama's Magic

"And now, America, we introduce the Great Obama! The world's most gifted political magician! A thing of wonder. A thing of awe. Just watch him defy politics, economics, even gravity! (And hold your applause until the end, please.)"
Follow Sarah's Lead

"Indeed, we must applaud Sarah Palin for standing up to her opponents and returning hostile fire. We're ready for her to lead the charge, not only on Mr. Obama's sordid relationships but also in articulating the monumental differences between the liberal and conservative approaches to governance."

SOWELL: Penny-wise politics

"It is not that the turkeys in Congress today deserve a raise. They don't even deserve their current pay. But that is the very reason for attracting different people. Cheap politicians are actually very expensive and the same principle applies to CEOs."

John McCain Tried To Regulate Fannie Mae in 2005

"I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole."

Idols and Crowds

"Barack Obama is truly a phenomenon of our time - a presidential candidate who cannot cite a single serious accomplishment in his entire career, besides advancing his own career with rhetoric."

Sarah Palin Mythology Debunked

With George Bush soon leaving office, what will Bush bashers do with themselves? If Sarah Palin is elected vice president, it appears they will target her. Already, with the help of the media, they have managed to obfuscate the record of John McCain’s vice presidential nominee and create a string of myths about her. To set the record straight, here are the chief myths, along with the facts.

The Great McCain Story You've Probably Forgotten

"It was one man saying to another, 'We disagree in politics but not in life.' It was one man saying to another, 'Party political differences cut only so deep.' Having made that step, they found much to agree upon and many useful ways to work together."

9-11 Quote of the Day:

"We will listen closely in the debates to what Sens. Obama and McCain say about Islamic terror. To vote for Sen. Obama is to also vote for a Democratic Party that consumed most of the political system's available oxygen for seven years fighting a U.S. president harder than they did the perpetrators of September 11."

Sarah Palin and the Two Americas

"She has the rarest of qualities: authenticity. Media and Beltway types can't fathom what that is. It goes right over their heads. Not even on the radar screen."
Head Strong: Nobody's asking the right question about Palin

"She's a blunt speaker. She's very direct. She's got guts. She's tough as nails."
2008 Presidential Candidate Comparison Talking Points

"Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!"
Welcome Back, Dad! by Michael Reagan

"Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he's a she. And what a she!"
Hispanics Endorse McCain/Palin

"The Republican ticket of Senator McCain and Governor Palin embodies the shared values between Hispanics and Republicans - Family, Faith, Freedom and Opportunity. . . ."

Quit Doling Out That Bad-Economy Line

"Patient zero in this epidemic is the Democratic candidate for president. As it would be for any challenger, it's in his interest to portray the incumbent party's economic performance in the grimmest possible terms."
McCain Surges, Obama Falls

"White female voters, in particular, have been moving toward Mr. McCain in the wake of the Palin selection and the Republican convention, with Mr. McCain gaining 20 points. . ."

Former Hillary Adviser, Delegate Endorse McCain

"And the country is in very difficult situation and needs a man that can decide on difficult matters and has the experience and the soundness to help the struggle to get through these bad times. I cannot say the same about Senator Obama. We don't know what we're getting when we vote for him. He doesn't really have the experience."

Member of Democrat Party Platform Committee Endorses John McCain

Today the McCain-Palin campaign announced the endorsement of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee.

Obama Public Radio Interview: "Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of the redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society, and to that extent as radical as people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical."

ACORN Tries to Steal the Election (CNN)
John McCain's Speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York (Part 1) (Part 2)

Great comedy and lots of truth.
Hank Williams, Jr. - "The McCain-Palin Tradition"

New McCain-Palin TV Ad: "Fight"

"Lower taxes and less spending will protect your job and create new ones."
Obama Supporters in Harlem

"Are you more for Obama's policy because he's pro-life? Or because he thinks we should stay in Iraq and finish this war?"

Friends with the Enemy

How deep is the Ayres-Obama connection, and how long has it been going on? How well does Michelle Obama know Ayres wife (who claimed responsibility for bombing a judge's home with his wife and children inside?

Catholic Vote

67 million Catholics in the country have important interests to preserve by voting this November.

Young Veteran of Iraq Talks About John McCain

You have to watch the whole thing. When he finishes talking and walks away, you get a sense of how this could be the commercial of the campaign season.
Highlights of Governor Sarah Palin's Speech at the Republican National Convention

YouTube video
John McCain Talking About Service to a Cause Greater Than Yourself

YouTube video
John McCain: Courageous Service

YouTube video
Alaska Maverick

YouTube video

John McCain: Man in the Arena

YouTube video
2009 Session of the Maryland Legislature
Below are Legislative Wrap Ups from Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio:

Michele Bachmann Addresses Lincoln-Reagan 2009 Attendees

Representative Michele Bachmann (R, MN), one of the up-and-coming leaders of the Republicans in Congress, could not attend our annual Lincoln-Reagan Celebration this year; however, she graciously addressed the assembly via a video she recorded specifically for Talbot County Republicans. Click here to view her address (high speed internet connection recommended).

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