Republican Senate Candidate Mike Castle leads Democrat Chris Coons 55% to 32% in the latest Rasmussen Delaware Polling Report. According to Rasmussen "The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Castle picking up 55% support to Democrat Chris Coons’ 32%. Seven percent (7%) of the state’s voters prefer some other candidate, while another seven percent (7%) are undecided." Castle's support has remained consistent since January and there has been little movement in the polls. The report shows that Delaware has a Democratic tilt that Castle appears to have weathered. Castle is the choice of voters unaffiliated with any major party by a four to one margin. While only 47% nationwide approve of the job Obama has done as president, 54% of Delawareans approve of Obama's job performance. This trend also follows in issues associated with Read more
With the passage of the law in Arizona, giving police officers the authority to question and verify the legal status of people that they suspect of being illegal aliens, there has been a lot of talk about racism. The critics of the law say that it gives officers the power to racially profile Hispanics. The critics say that officers will be pulling over every Hispanic just to check their citizen status. Every time that the Democrats and the liberal media start talking about how it is racial profiling to check Hispanics for legal status, they are admitting the truth. The truth is that we have a runaway problem with illegal aliens that are Hispanic. We know this. Even the Democrats and the liberal media know this. So when a state, such as Arizona, takes matters into their own hands, which by the way they have the Constitutional authority to do, they are said to be Read more
What is the fallout for the Crist run? Congressional Quarterly gives some insight. I think he proved the point that RINO’s only use the GOP for themselves. If you want a real leader, get someone who believes in something higher than their own entitlement. National Republican leaders got too cute by half and didn’t listen to the people on the ground. Remember that the next time you try to recruit a candidate into a race when a good one is already in the race.
(Summary of main points at the bottom.) For a brief moment I was actually considering the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. I was willing to give it a shot as long as certain conditions were met. Then I called Congressman Castle’s office and had a nice conversation with one of his staffers, and that all changed. I asked his office to reconsider his sponsorship of this act, to hold off on a yes vote. I also requested that they post on his website a way for concerned and confused citizens to learn more of the background information on the bill and the situation in Puerto Rico before the legislation is passed. The staffer did a great job of listening and answering my questions. She expressed that the intention of this Act would be to give the American citizens in Puerto Rico the opportunity to democratically voice their opinion and to exercise self determination with Read more
Glen Urquhart Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge To confirm and emphasize his commitment to lowering taxes, Glen Urquhart, Republican Candidate for the US House of Representatives for delaware signed the Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.” To view the release sent out by Americans for Tax Reform please visit the web address below. www.atr.org/glen-urquhart-signs-taxpayer-protection-pledge-a4853 For more information, please call Kim Stevenson at number listed below. Kim Stevenson Communications Director Urquhart for Congress www.Glen4Liberty.com Read more
I know Christine is my friend because she smiles even after I "grill" her as she calls it. For the record Ms. O'Donnell, I would never grill you, I just ask tough questions which you handle quite well. The tougher the question the more an opportunity to shine. Tax liens, winning independent voters, how much she raised, and the FAIR tax where all subjects covered that night at the forum. She likes the FAIR Tax ( a national sales tax with prebates up to poverty level expenditures which replaces all income and payroll taxes) but is concerned about its impact on the state of Delaware. She would have to see a study on the economic impact on our state. She discussed the IRS Lien which she says she now has a letter saying it was a mistake. The case was under appeal and about to be closed when the lien was "mistakenly" sent. Somehow it got to the News Journal the Read more
It wasn't but a week ago when it was proposed that the amounts of salt in food should be regulated. Now in Santa Clara County, California you won't be getting toys in your Happy Meals anymore. The San Jose Mercury News reports: "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes," said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the initiative. Yeager said it is unfair to parents and children to use toys to capture the tastes of children when they're young and "to get them hooked on eating high-sugar, high-fat foods early in life." When my kids were young, my wife and I would occasionally visit the Golden Arches with the kids in tow. We'd order the Happy Meals for them. They would play with the toys and many times leave the food alone. This activity didn't happen often. We ate at home foods we prepared ourselves. These were our choices. Toys didn't make them. Governments didn't Read more
Puerto Rico Statehood has been voted down repeatedly in referenda. Self determination should mean just that. I have no objection to Puerto Rico statehood, but I do have objection over forcing it down the throats of the majority of its people. Democrats don’t care. They think right now they would benefit.
Spencer for the People P.O. Box 484 Wilmington, Delaware 19899 302-299-7210 www.SpencerforthePeople.com Former NASA Director and a Delaware Congressional Candidate Urge President Obama to maintain US Space Shuttle and Moon Programs; Open Letter urges America to maintain Spaceflight Leadership April 28, 2010 Christopher Kraft, the former Director of NASA’s Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston and Delaware Democratic Congressional Candidate Scott R. Spencer have sent an open letter to President Obama requesting that America maintain a robust manned space program with specific missions, goals, objectives and deadlines. In the joint letter, Kraft and Spencer, point out that the President’s recent announcement to cut NASA’s Constellation Moon Program in favor of future Mars missions and development of commercial spacecraft “fails to consider the two principals Read more
In 2005, Rep. Mike Castle (RINO-De) sponsored HR810, titled the Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005. Of course Rep. Castle voted yes on the bill. Basically the bill was intended to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells. The bill passed the House on o5/24/2005, it then passed the Senate on 07/19/2006. The bill was vetoed by Pres. Bush. The override of the veto failed. In 2007 the exact same bill was sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Harry Reid as S5 and titled the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007. Again the bill was intended to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research using human embryonic stem cells. Rep. Castle again voted yes for funding this research. Again the bill passed both the House and the Senate and was vetoed. Now I could make all the arguments Read more
Read about the recent Supreme Court decision to allow a war memorial to remain, over- throwing a Federal Court ruling, stating that the symbol of a cross violated the so-called separation of church and state. It is decision like this that will be in question after another appointment by President Obama. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100428/ap_on_go_su_co/us_supreme_court_mojave_cross
Republicans are very much against illegal immigration and support tough enforcement, but they are more welcoming of legal immigration than Democrats or Independents according to a new Rasmussen Poll. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% favor a policy that would welcome all immigrants except “national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.” Just 26% disagree with such an approach, while 16% more are not sure. Support for a welcoming immigration policy is a bit higher among Republicans than it is among Democrats or voters not affiliated with either of the parties. Just 19% of GOP voters oppose a generally welcoming immigration policy. Opposition is at 28% among Democrats and 31% among unaffiliateds. These views have changed little over the past four years. However, 68% of voters nationwide say it is Read more
Goldman Sachs "Given that much of the financial contagion was fueled by uncertainty about counterparties' balance sheets," Goldman Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and President Gary Cohn wrote in a letter at the beginning of the annual report, "we support measures that would require higher capital and liquidity levels, as well as the use of clearinghouses for standardized derivative transactions." Read more at the Washington Examiner: The proposed reform would outlaw free exchanges between companies and force everyone to use the Wall Street Clearinghouses. Odd, the problem was not in private exchanges but the complex and opaque insturments by the Wall Street experts. The bill would actually enrich the people they claim caused the problem. It is no wonder, who wrote the bill but K Street lobbyists representing Wall Street. They made 3.4 billion dollars last year whilce Read more
Our own Frank Knotts is featured on a couple of national sites due to his series on Mr. Castle. On the site http://removerinos.com, Rep. Mike Castle of DE is listed as the "ace-of-spades," removerino's designation for the worst R-I-N-O in Congress. There's one blogger out there, Frank Knotts of Delaware, who has turned up the rocks around Castle's fundraising, and, as you see below, many creepy-crawlies have appeared. As Frank demonstrates, Castle is to political integrity as Hugh Hefner is to chastity. What Frank shows here is how career politicians sell out to special interests in order to keep themselves in office forever. Mike Castle first got elected in 1966, several years before his opponent (and my friend) Christine O'Donnell was born. What Frank Knotts describes below is not technically illegal, only unethical. Castle is receiving huge campaign contributions, mega-millions, Read more
Here is a link to a video of Christine O’Donnell speaking at Independence Hall TEA Party PAC.
Give them credit for not waiting to long to file a correction. Being human we can not foresee all consequences and often need to adjust. That does not mean we shouldn’t act, but it does mean that we should measure twice and hope to cut once. Sometimes we have to adjust fire. Notice how quickly the Delaware General Assembly is moving to correct last year’s error in Senate Amendment No. 2 to Senate Bill No. 106 of the 145th General Assembly. How much longer does it take the feds to do so? That is one reason a lot of us like decisions made locally as much as possible. State and local governments are a lot more responsive to problems than national and international agencies.
The fact that job creation is behind the rest of the world should be a hint, but a survey of economists gives credence to the fact the stimulus was so poorly designed it did little good. We could have saved most of the money and had the same results or better. The Stimulus had some good parts with the aid to the states, unemployment and social spending, and modest tax relief. The other half should have stayed in the treasury. It cramped private sector borrowing and the credit crunch is still negatively impacting jobs.
As is often true in Delaware, the ring goes to the persistent. Regina Brown won a seat on Smyrna town council in her 4th run for the seat. Appointed town councilman Tony DeFeo bested conservative activist David Pleasanton in a three way race. Robert M. Novotny was unopposed.
What is "Organic Campaign Financing"? Is it a new eco-friendly commitment? No, despite the name, organic, in this sense, seems to refer to "homegrown" financing. Scott Spencer, a Democrat candidate for the House of Representatives has adopted Organic Campaign Financing (OCF) as an important part of his platform. Spencer pledges to accept no campaign funds from businesses, individuals that live outside of the state of Delaware, organizations, political action committees, or from political parties. This means Spencer will only accept campaign donations from individuals eligible to vote in the election. Spencer lists his reasons on his website for OCF as thefollowing: "The political influence of campaign financing from special interests has been a key reason government does not represent and serve the best interests of the people. Disproportionate amounts of campaign financing from Read more
Just wondering why this bill isn’t law yet?
The Blanche Lincoln version of derrivative regulation would be a windfall to investment houses and harm companies who used them wisely to limit risk. They would be hit right when they may have started recovering for hundreds of billions collectively. Which party is the party of Wall Street over mainstreet? From the Wall Street Journal: The legislation under consideration would require certain companies to put up a chunk of cash, known as collateral, when they enter such contracts to cover possible losses. The legislation could require that derivatives trade more like stocks or bonds—on exchanges, instead of in private deals. Berkshire has argued Congress doesn't have authority to make it redo existing contracts, especially since the company is sitting on about $20 billion in cash. Mr. Buffett has said he rarely has to post collateral, which is why for Berkshire the new rules could Read more
To the Members of the United States Senate: As you are well aware, this evening Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a cloture vote on legislation proposed by Senator Chris Dodd, which would be the most sweeping legislation against private property rights in American history. Its provisions, in addition to creating a $50 billion revolving "orderly liquidation fund," will codify an unlimited bailout-takeover authority. This federal authority will endanger companies across the nation with unlimited government takeovers of their assets, operations, and ownership. No investment would be safe, and once seized, a company's shareholders would have no recourse in federal courts, even if the takeover was unwarranted. It is your duty as elected Senators to vote against proceeding to this legislation. Its problems, as noted below, are too far-reaching to be fixed without Read more
A Candidate Forum and Straw Poll will be held at the Newark Region Republican Headquarters, 541 College Square, College Square Shopping Center, Newark, on Monday, May 3, 2010. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. All four Republican candidates for the Congressional seat currently held by Rep. Michael Castle, including Rose Izzo, Michelle Rollins, Glen Urquhart, and Kevin Wade, have been invited to participate. The Forum will be moderated by Jim Stoddard. Candidates will each be given time to present their platforms and respond to five questions each, including international and domestic issues. Following the Forum, a Straw Poll will be taken and the winner will be announced at the end of the event. While ballots are being tallied, attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with the candidates informally. The Forum and Straw Poll Read more
Everyone wants a piece of it. The profiteers, the cooks, and the power hungry opportunists are all trying to get in on the movement. It is ripe for it because they had no leader. It is a purely organic movement. It started under Ron Paul's campaign and has continued to grow fueled by the socialism running the show. On the otherside are the establishment critics who want to diminish and destroy the movement in its infancy because it is the greatest threat to the statists on both sides of the aisle since Charles Lindberg and the America First movement or the McCarthy takedown of communists in American government and society. The establishment is trying to destroy this movement just like it did those. Two differences existed with those movements and this one. Those movements made fatal mistakes. The later was too tied to one man and his strengths and weaknesses. The former Read more
Once conspiracy theories are established as "truth," they hardly ever die, but instead mutate into ever more viral transmogrifications which have the capacity to poison institutions as well as to legitimize government intervention and/or attacks. One such theory, the blood libel, has afflicted both Christians and Jews for centuries. But one less noticed libel has been the persistent charge against the international banking system as being a global Jewish cabal in cahoots with the United States’ supposed attempt to establish domination over the entire global economy. The idea is that "Big Satan" and "Little Satan" are co-conspirators determined to put the global economic system under their heels. The libel against Jewish owned banks and financial institutions has long roots going back at least as far as the Middle Ages, when lords and knights cooperated in what amounted to extortionist Read more