Showing posts with label Mark Neumann. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Neumann. Show all posts

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Taking Credit Where Credit Not Due

U.S. Senator Rand Paul whom we think is a great addition to the U.S. Senate recently sent this e-mail to members on his mailing list.  While we like his willingness to help conservative candidates, he takes credit for the Tea Party helping Deb Fischer win her primary here in Nebraska.   However, Deb Fischer was the only candidate that the Tea Party didn't endorse.......

"Dear Conservative,

Remember all those news stories last year, declaring, “the Tea Party is dead”? Then look what happened. We won in Indiana with Richard Mourdock, we’re on the verge of a huge win in Texas with Ted Cruz, we won in Nebraska with Deb Fischer, and we have one other huge fight looming on the horizon: Wisconsin.
There are three main candidates in that race, an establishment moderate named Tommy Thompson, who actually lobbied for ObamaCare; a hedge fund self-funder who supports bailouts, high speed rail, and is good with higher taxes named Eric Hovde; and my friend, conservative Congressman Mark Neumann. That’s why I’m writing you today. Mark Neumann needs your help, right now.
I believe this is THE “Tea Party vs Establishment” primary left on the calendar this year. We’ll either nominate one of these establishment moderates, or we’ll have a taxpayer hero like Mark Neumann as our nominee. I think the choice is pretty clear.

Here’s a great story about Mark Neumann. I think it tells you what kind of guy he is:

In 1994, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and became one of the leading fiscal hawks in Congress. From his seat on the Appropriations Committee, he fought government spending every single day.
As the months went by, Mark kept voting against “pork barrel” bills, and it began to anger the Republican leadership... in fact, they got so angry they kicked Mark off the Committee!

Mark didn’t care. Pork was pork and a waste of taxpayer money regardless of which party it came from. He held his ground, and Mark was eventually reinstated.
That’s the kind of principled leader that we need up here in the Senate. And when I say “we”, I mean conservative leaders like Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, and Tom Coburn who I’m up here fighting along side every single day. We’ve all endorsed Mark.
We need more Senators who are conservatives first and Republicans second, and are committed to rolling back the Obama agenda.
You know, people love to talk around election time about cutting spending and smaller government because they think that’s what folks want to hear. But Mark Neumann has actually walked the walk - he is tough as nails and we know we can rely on him because he has a proven track record.

This election is what I call a "heart and soul of the country" kind of election where we decide who we're going to be as a country. Are we going to sink into socialism and allow the government to gobble up never ending amounts of America’s wealth? Or are we going to take this country back?
I believe that a big reason that Republicans lost control of the House and Senate in 2006 was that they did not keep our promise to keep Government small and spending down—and the American people punished us for that. We can’t let that happen again.
Our choice is clear: we can send more establishment moderates to Washington to be part of the “Retired Governor’s Club,” or we can send strong, Constitutional conservatives like Mark Neumann who are committed to the cause of Liberty.
This could be the biggest Senate race in America this year. We have to win it. I’m all in for Mark Neumann. I hope you are too. Will you join me?

In Liberty,

Rand Paul
United States Senator - Kentucky

P.S. There’s only one way to repeal Obamacare, and that’s to elect conservatives to the Senate like Mark Neumann. Mark is a leader who will fight to do that.
I am personally asking for your support because conservatives need him by our side in the U.S. Senate."