NewsBytes Jan. 7 - US Politics
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Video: All 5 Republican National Committee Chair candidates want to defund Planned Parenthood
Here Comes Trouble By W. James Antle, III - American Spectator
It may also be the case that grassroots conservatives now have a greater appreciation for the fact it will take more than one 1994 or Reagan landslide to right the country. Continued engagement, even after putative allies of conservatism are in power, will be necessary to accomplish anything worthwhile.
Michael Steele Pleads for Another Term As RNC Chairman, but Challengers Say No Way - CNS
Rep. Bachmann ‘Not Ruling Out’ Bid for President - CNS
Three Gifts from the Tea Parties - American Thinker
...the grueling truth for the Tea Parties is that the real drudgery lies ahead.
1) Continuing constitutional education
This task is barely in its infancy. Ignorance of the meaning of the most important political document ever written is still rampant in this country—
2) Creating the next generation of public servants
Far more important, in my mind, than the takeover of the House and a few pickups by the GOP in the Senate was the flood of newly elected state representatives and state senators.
The Tea Parties have managed to install hundreds of potential candidates for future federal elections.
3) Real campaign finance reform
The Tea Parties, and various conservative offshoots, raised millions and millions of dollars in small donations for their chosen candidates. Even ABC news had to report the phenomenal number of small political contributions garnered by the Tea Parties.
Sen. Scott Brown invites hardcore Mass. homosexual activist to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal signing ceremony in D.C. - Mass Resistance
Lang is arguably the most vicious anti-family homosexual activist in Massachusetts. Back in 2005 over 170,000 people signed petitions to get the Marriage Amendment on the ballot in Massachusetts. Soon afterwards Tom Lang and his “husband” Alex Westerhoff set up a website called KnowThyNeighbor. There they posted the names and addresses of all the signers and invited people to contact them and confront them. As a result, many people who signed the marriage petition were harassed at their homes and at work.
Death of the Pro-Life Democrat By Paul Kengor
This increasingly rare bird is in the process of committing political suicide. We’re also approaching a point where a serious pro-life Democrat voter will find it increasingly difficult to find a pro-life Democrat politician to vote for. It’s a sad development for the culture and the country. It further polarizes the abortion issue, and more starkly along party lines than ever before. For pro-life Republicans in Congress, it’s a loss, as they will need pro-life Democrats as precious allies. No one—Republicans included—should celebrate the Democratic Party becoming the Death Party.
The ACLU’s kiss of death - Catholic.com
Pro-lifers buoyed after two Californians nominated to federal judgeships fail to win Senate approval
Chris Smith’s 30 Years in Washington - Interview, Catholic World Report
The New Jersey congressman reflects on his career and the struggles ahead for the new Congress. When your time in public office is done, what would you like your legacy to be?
Smith: To have served God. And if someone were to mention that I worked on Matthew 25 issues, that would say it all.