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June 2012

Help get the word out on area GOP candidates Steve Sherman, Bobby Kaufmann and John Archer

The following is a letter from Rachael Robertson, who is coordinating some volunteer opportunities for some area GOP candidates.  Please join the effort to install GOOD government!  Given the recent Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare, your help has never been more important.

Hello all!

Hope this e-mail finds you doing well. I'm writing because I really really need some help with getting some volunteers in for Super Saturday which is July 7th. This will be a big volunteer day and also our grand opening. I would love people to volunteer for at least 1 or 2 shifts. This again will also be like an open house, so there will be food throughout the day as well as candidates ( Bobby Kaufmann, Steve Sherman and John Archer) who will be stopping by to cheer on the volunteers and thank everyone for their support. We know that Johnson County is definitely a blue county and that the central committee and everyone on your e-mail lists, make up the strongest and most dedicated republicans in the county. If we can't lean on and have the the full support from the strongest republicans in the county, I'm really afraid we will not be able to be successful in our efforts to get local candidates elected and to take back the White House. I really believe there is way too much at stake in regards to the future of our country, so we really need all hands on deck. I am requesting volunteers for Super Saturday and for everyone to commit to at least 3 hours a week. If we can all set just a few hours aside and really come together, I'm extremely confident that we can get the job done and take back control of our country. 

There are 8 shifts that people can sign up to volunteer for on Super Saturday

Phone banking- 9-12, 12-3, 3-6 and 6-9

Door Knocking- 9-12, 12-3, 3-6 and 6-9 

We will also need help with food and beverages. I would love if we could have a pot luck and possibly even BBQ that day. So I'm looking for a potential grill master and grill. Also people willing to take the time to prepare something to make sure all of our volunteers, guests and candidates stay well fed and hydrated. 

There are other random little odds and ends that need to be taken care of to make sure this event is as successful as possible, so if anyone wants to know how they can help leading up to the event, please have them contact me directly. 

There will be media coverage at this event. So when people watch the event on the news, I want them to see that the Johnson County Republicans are here, starting earlier than ever and are stronger than ever. I want them to know we are ready to fight for our beliefs and for the good of our country.  

If you could have everyone email or call me directly so I can speak with them and get them scheduled for the event, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance for your help and support with this and I can't wait to really knock this event out of the park! 

Rachael Robertson
PH:  319-594-1036

Henry Whistler, the poster 'child' for

Henry homer simpson whistlerBy George Elkins

He is crude, bankrupt of common sense, incompetent, clumsy, intellectually lazy, a heavy drinker of liberal Kool-Aid, overweight with his own arrogance and ignorant.  Read his stuff, you'll see what I mean.  Feel free to comment, then you'll really get to know him.


Costco is better than Sam's Club

By Mike Thayer

My wife and I have been members of Sam's Club for more than eight years, we won't be renewing our membership when it comes up for renewal this fall.

Why not?  Because Costco is just that much better.  The wife and I checked out the new Coralville store last night and were thoroughly impressed.  They offer more product choices than the Cedar Rapids Sam's Club and broader selection.  The membership service is superior at Costco and then there's, location, location, location.   No more driving up to Cedar Rapids.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that Sam's Club is bad, not at all.  Their prices made the trip to Cedar Rapids worth it.  We would save nearly $1 on a gallon of milk (and when you're raising three boys that becomes BIG savings); the produce is always high quality; and in a nutshell, a shopper pays less for just about everything vs. a typical HyVee or Fareway on groceries, from eggs to cereal, to Kleenex.

But like I said, Costco is just that much better than Sam's and the location is a big plus.  

The Coralville Costco is HUGE.  The facility has indoor parking, which will be fantastic when it's raining and even better during the winter.   After enjoying the vast product selection and filling up our cart, here's what really sets Costco apart from Sam's Club - the checkout.  Two people - not just one - perform checkout duties, one person rings you up, another packs your cart, smartly and neatly placing items in easy to carry boxes.  After each customer is checked out, the counter gets wiped down.  The whole process is streamlined and efficient.  The lady packing our cart last night has been a Costco employee for over seven years and loves her job.

The product quality is there, the choices are plentiful, the prices are right and the service is top notch.  If you're not members of the Coralville Costco yet, you should check into it, it's more than worth it.


Pink slip notice to: Loebsack, Braley, Boswell for their votes on ObamaCare (and other liberal-minded nonsense)

Every Iowa Democrat *representing* the state in Washington voted for ObamaCare.   Liberals Bruce Braley (Iowa District 1), Dave Loebsack (Iowa District 2) and Leonard Boswell (Iowa District 3) voted for the largest tax increase, the largest federal power grab in American history.  Help me put them on notice, they're up for re-election, they MUST be voted out.  The pink slip campaign is on!!!!!



How King Obama lied to the American public about ObamaCare back in 2009

By Mike Thayer

People were intentionally misled, they were fed lines of bull by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc. to SELL ObamaCare.....   Five of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices ruled on what Obama REALLY wanted to say about ObamaCare but dared not because telling the American people you're going to raise their taxes is a political loser. 

Behn Denounces Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

DES MOINES - Senate Republican Leader Jerry Behn (R-Boone) today made the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United State of America allowed the largest tax increase in American history and added yet another layer of uncertainty to our economy: 

“Today’s disastrous Supreme Court decision allows the largest tax increase in American history to go into effect, thus guaranteeing more uncertainty and unpredictability for Iowa small businesses and employers. This destructive health care law means a future of higher costs, higher taxes and increasing debt for Iowans and it underscores the need to elect a new president that will put our economy first.”


An open letter to the liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court

FROM:  Mike Thayer, citizen
SUBJECT:  Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare
TO:  Supreme Court of the United States 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

This isn’t the course our Founding Fathers put us on. 

Your ruling just made it OK for the federal government to do anything they want, tax anything they want.  You’ve essentially rendered the U.S. Constitution irrelevant.  It’s no longer about negative liberties and what the government cannot do…….   Restrictions on what the federal government can do have been lifted, the feds no longer need the people’s permission for anything.

A precedent has been set.  There is no limit on what the federal government can tax.  There is no limit on federal government authority.

Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.  Liberal members of the court have forgotten – or perhaps ignore - why this country was founded.

Republicans already on top of the Supreme Court ruling

By Mike Thayer

Marco Rubio is already out on the political talking head shows, speaking to how ObamaCare now being the law of the land amounts to a tax increase in middle-income Americans and the Obama administration is happy about it.

Republicans have already thought this through, they've got a campaign strategy in play and it's going to work.

What the Obama administration sold the American people was a health care package that WASN'T a tax, you could keep your current plan, keep your doctor, but as opponents started pointing out very early on, those things have turned out not to be true.

So here we are, the reality that Obama lied (again), this IS a tax, it's a tax the country can't afford.

And for those of you who don't like how Chief Justice John Roberts ruled.  You really can't fault him.  That 2,500+ page health care bill was a boobie trap by design.  Roberts actually did us all a favor and shortened the life span of ObamaCare.  The Supreme Court ruling just fired up conservatives, Tea Party folks and small government advocates all across the country.  Democrats are out in November, ObamaCare gets repealed and the Supreme Court can't say boo about it.  Congress can't debate and rework, continuously tinker with or filibuster a law that no longer exists.

There will be no more debate about bad policy.

Thank you John Roberts, thank you George W. Bush.


Supreme Court disappoints, get ready to vote out Democrats in November

Editor's Overview:  It's now more important than ever for the GOP to take the U.S. Senate. 

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax

In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law's individual mandate in a split decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.

Twenty six states sued over the law, arguing that the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or face a fine starting in 2014, was unconstitutional. Opponents cast the individual mandate as the government forcing Americans to enter a market and buy a product against their will, while the government countered that the law was actually only regulating a market that everyone is already in, since almost everyone will seek health care at some point in his or her life.

Read on....