Tuesday, May 25, 2010

House Republicans Launch "America Speaking Out"

UPDATE: The website "America Speaking Out" is now on-line with an intro from Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who is in charge of the website. Please visit the website to give your opinions on what agenda items Republicans should concentrate. This is a chance for the American people to be heard by our Representatives in Washington.

This new project being announced today by House Republicans is asking Americans to give input into the agenda the Republicans should be pursuing by engaging the American public. This will be similar to the Contract with America with one huge difference -- the American people will have their say. Republicans are fortunate to have the leadership we have in the House led by Congressmen John Boehner (R-OH), Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Mike Pence (R-IN) along with Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who is heading America Speaking Out. Added to this group are some of the most articulate members of the House we have ever seen like Steve King (R-IA), Paul Ryan (R-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Michelle Balkman (R-MN) along many other House Republicans who are not afraid to speak out with facts and get their message across to the American people.

We are looking forward to the final document which will be released after Labor Day so the American voter will know what the Republicans agenda will be in the next session of Congress when the Democrats will no longer hold commanding majorities. In fact, we think there is a good chance that the America Speaking Out campaign will form the basis of the agenda of the new leadership in the House.

Time for everyone to express their ideas in a meaningful way not just expressing anger. We believe Republicans, Independents, and a few disgruntled Democrats will come through with some great ideas while we expect some of the Obama Democrats to spam the site when they realize that this idea will work. SEIU will most likely be out in force with trying to take down the site or spam it with outlandish ideas. That's how this group of Democrats have worked for a long time.

GOP plans 'America Speaking Out' event
By Molly K. Hooper - 05/24/10 03:54 PM ET

House GOP leaders have planned a high-profile event at Washington D.C.'s Newseum Tuesday morning to launch the start of their “America Speaking Out” project.

Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is in charge of the initiative to result in the release of a set of policy items that Republicans would pursue if they won back control of the House in November.

According to officials involved in the effort, "America Speaking Out" will focus on gathering feedback from Americans on what items that lawmakers should be focusing on in the future.

GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) said on Monday “it’s part of a process of engaging Americans.”

Pence added that the project was not a product of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“'America Speaking Out' is not a project of the political” campaign arm, Pence said. He refrained from going into further detail.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) tasked McCarthy with heading the effort to produce a list of policy changes similar to the successful “Contract with America” that Republicans used in 1994 to win control of the House and the Senate.

Boehner and other GOP lawmakers involved in the project have said the final agenda would not be ready until after Labor Day.

Source:The Hill
This article from the Washington Times gives more details about the project. One thing they have correct is that the American people in large numbers are fed up with the agenda out of the White House and Democrat controlled Congress. That is probably the understatement of the year. This President and his Administration along with his followers in the House and Senate are taking this Country in a far left direction when the vast majority of Americans are center right.

It is time on November 2nd, 2010, to send a message to the socialist leaning Democrats that this Country is not going any farther left and will be brought back to the center leaning right which is what the majority of Americans want. When Obama ran on Hope and Change a good portion of his supporters did not expect him to lunge far left as they believed his rhetoric that he would govern more from the middle. Obvious that he didn't mean what he said on the campaign trail -- it was smoke and mirrors because from day one he set out to move America to socialism.

GOP begins seeking ideas from public
Cites voter frustration

By Sean Lengell

America, House Republicans want your help.

In an effort to shed its image as a "party of no" with few original ideas to challenge the Democrat-controlled Congress and White House, House Republicans on Tuesday will begin a campaign to ask the general public for input in drafting their next agenda.

The nationwide "America Speaking Out" campaign seeks to capitalize on growing voter frustration of the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress. Organizers say they welcome ideas from all voters, regardless of party affiliation.

"American Speaking Out is an effort to open the back rooms and closed doors that have defined Congress and allow Americans to be a part of drafting a governing agenda from the start," the outline says.

"Congressional Republicans have offered positive alternatives to the misguided policies pursued by Washington Democrats. But we recognize the American people are in charge, and constructing a governing agenda must begin with the people."

The campaign will solicit public input via an online forum at AmericaSpeakingOut.com,and town hall meetings, according to an outline obtained from a senior House Republican aide.

"We expect it will generate a great deal of interest, a great deal of participation around the country," said House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana. Mr. Pence, a project organizer, declined to discuss details until the campaign is officially unveiled at the Newseum in Washington.

Excerpt: Read More at Washington Times

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