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How are you going to help get liberty loving Republicans elected to office?

By Mike Thayer

Without question, I believe the 2012 election is the most important election of our lives.   The very fabric of our nation is at stake.  What's going on in Washington is unsustainable, with bankrupting policies (both morally and financially) winning the day.  We have more takers in this country now than producers.  What our Founding Fathers established for us, has long been forgotten by many.

November is right around the corner.  We've GOT to do something everyday to help get quality people, liberty loving people in office.  We've got to be activists like no other, we've got to think outside the box.  It's going to take much more than phone calls, emails, letter writing and traditional volunteerism.  We need to really kick things up not just one notch, but several. 

What are you going to do today to help?  Reach out, inquire, contact some people, start the buzz.  Let's get it started, let's brainstorm together.

Mike Thayer, Publisher
PH: 319-621-1779

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.


Could the Republicans really repeal Obamacare?

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the health care law commonly known as Obamacare, on Thursday, but on Capitol Hill, Republicans are vowing to press on with plans to fully repeal the law.

Repealing the law won't happen before January 2013. It would be dependent on a triple Republican victory this November: Mitt Romney would need to defeat President Barack Obama, Republicans must hold their majority in the House, and they must also gain enough seats in the Senate so they have at least 50 of their own in the upper chamber.

Read on....


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!!!!!



Iowa’s Public Interest Institute on today’s Supreme Court decision

MOUNT PLEASANT, IA“I am disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) to stand.  This law has greatly expanded the reach of the federal government into the lives and health-care decisions of Iowans,” said Dr. Don Racheter, President of Public Interest Institute in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.


Last year, Public Interest Institute released a FACT SHEET, “ObamaCare is Unconstitutional.”  In it, we presented three areas in which President Obama’s health-care law was unconstitutional and the reasons it should be overturned.


First, we argued that the Commerce Clause did not grant the government the power to impose the “individual mandate” requiring everyone to purchase health insurance.  The Supreme Court agreed with this argument, because a majority voted against upholding this provision and the law based on the Commerce Clause, thus confirming that the federal government does not have the power to regulate interstate commerce to require Americans to purchase products such as health insurance.  Instead, a majority of the Supreme Court found that the fine for not purchasing health insurance is a “tax” and the government does have the Constitutional authority to impose a tax.  “Fortunately, future Congresses and Presidents have the power to repeal a tax, something we will fight for under future Administrations,” said Racheter.


Second, we argued that ObamaCare was unconstitutional because it forces the states to expand Medicaid programs, expanding coverage to more Americans and requiring states to come up with additional funding to cover the future added costs.  The Supreme Court agreed on this point, ruling that it is unconstitutional for ObamaCare to force states to expand Medicaid programs or risk losing all of their Medicaid funding from the federal government.


Third, we argued that ObamaCare was unconstitutional because it forces states to administer health-benefit exchanges.  This mandate of ObamaCare stands.  “We will continue the fight to move Iowa and our nation in the direction of free-market, patient-centered health-care reform,” said Racheter.


“I agree with Senator Harkin that the Affordable Care Act is only a ‘starter house,’” said Racheter.  “We need to move forward to improve health-care legislation by including transparency, portability, tort reform to cut cost of defensive medicine, increasing the number of providers of all levels, stopping AMA from trying to prosecute Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners for unauthorized practice of medicine when they set up clinics in underserved areas in which no MD wants to establish an office, among other reforms.”



For an interview or more information, contact Dr. Don Racheter, Public Interest Institute President, at (319) 385-3462 or

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.”